Harrison Ford to Star in Crowley

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Variety says that Harrison Ford will star in CBS Films’ drama Crowley, which Tom Vaughan (What Happens in Vegas) is in negotiations to direct.

The film is based on the true story of John and Aileen Crowley, whose two children had a rare genetic disorder. Rather than give up hope that nothing could help his children, John Crowley found a researcher (Ford) with a potential cure.

Ford also will executive produce the film. Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher (World Trade Center) are producing alongside Carla Shamberg. Robert Nelson Jacobs (The Water Horse, Chocolat) wrote the screenplay, which was inspired by a Wall Street Journal article and subsequent book, “The Cure,” by Geeta Anand.

CBS Films is fast-tracking the project and is eyeing a start date for the theatrical release as soon as possible.